Rationale For Wearing A Tie • The tie is part of the school uniform. • An ACSian who is neat and proper in his appearance shows respect to the School. • Only P5 and P6 pupils wear the school tie so that they can be good role models for their younger “brothers” in the school. • School tie is worn on Fridays for chapel or other formal events such as Founder’s Day or Honour’s Day
When To Wear The Tie? • Prefects: Wear daily and during recess duties. • Only remove the tie in the classroom before going for recess. • Keep tie in locker or school bags.
How To Tie? Method : Four-in-hand Knot
Step 1 Start with the wide end ("W") of your necktie on the right, extending about 30cm below the narrow end ("N") on the left. Step 2 Cross the wide end over the narrow end.
Step 3 Turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end. Step 4 Continue by bringing the wide end back over in front of the narrow end again.
Step 5 Then, pull the wide end up and through the loop around your neck. Step 6 Hold the front of the knot loosely with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the front loop.
Step 7 At last, remove your finger and tighten the knot carefully to the collar by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up.
The following link demonstrates the four-in-hand knot method. Click me
Other Methods Of Tying A Tie • There are 3 other common methods of tying: • Half Windsor Knot • Windsor Knot • Pratt Knot • To learn more about the above, you can go to the following website: • http://www.tie-a-tie.net/
Checking The Neatness Of Your Tie • Look in the mirror as you adjust your tie. • Adjust the ends of the tie. Ensure that the wide end of the tie is longer than the narrow end. • Ensure that the length of your tie is just above the centre of the button on your shorts.
Checking The Neatness Of Your Tie • The knot should be centered directly in the middle of your collar. • Pull down the collar of your shirt.
Handling of the School Tie • The school tie is part of the school uniform. Mishandling the school tie is not showing respect to the School. • The school tie should only be worn around the collar and not be used for other purposes.
Consequences Of Not Wearing Tie When Required • Wear the tie on Monday for a full day. • If you forget to wear on Monday, then you will have to wear it for the next 2 days. • All buttons on your shirt are to be buttoned-up if you do not bring your tie.